The Jay County boys and girls each beat Woodlan to claim ACAC tournament titles at South Adams on Saturday night. The Woodlan girls (15-4) trailed 21-14 at halftime and fell 38-31 despite matching the Patriots' output in the second half. Warriors sophomore Taylor Kneubuhler led the team with 13 points, 10 rebounds and two steals, while Avah Smith scored 10 and Dakotah Krohn scored eight. Renna Schwieterman was named the Hilliard Gates MVP after scoring 21 points in the final.
The boys game was even closer, as Jay County beat the Warriors (9-7) 44-41. Joe Reidy scored 19 points in the loss.
The Jay County girls defended their title from 2021 and their sixth in the last eight tournaments. The boys won their first tournament title since 2016. Woodlan was the last team to win both the boys and girls titles in the same year, doing so in 2020.